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New digital hardcopy system for medical diagnostics
Author(s): Fawwaz Habbal; Ellen B. Cargill; Dana F. Schuh; Gillermo S. Ferla
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Paper Abstract

We examine the requirements for a high quality image recording medium and present a new digital hardcopy system that is very suitable for the emerging new medical digital technologies. Imaging is performed using high power solid state lasers, and images are realized without chemical processing. The imaging mechanism of the new system is highly deterministic, and produces images of excellent quality. Novel imaging algorithms are employed to generate 8 to 10 bits of discernible shades of gray. This system has a high dynamic range of optical densities ranging between 0.01 and 3.5, and a MTF that exceeds most analog systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1897, Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (30 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146969
Show Author Affiliations
Fawwaz Habbal, Polaroid Corp. (United States)
Ellen B. Cargill, Polaroid Corp. (United States)
Dana F. Schuh, Polaroid Corp. (United States)
Gillermo S. Ferla, Polaroid Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1897:
Medical Imaging 1993: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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